Amber Lakin (front) and colleague Julia Porras work at Central City Concern, an organization that does outreach and job training to combat homelessness and addiction in Portland, Ore. Lakin went through the welfare system and now works with Central City Coffee, an offshoot of the main organization, which uses coffee roasting/packaging as a job training space. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

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Louisiana resident David Key rides away after reviewing the damage to his home. Federal officials have expanded a disaster declaration after flooding in the state damaged tens of thousands of homes and left nine people dead. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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From Morning Edition: Debbie Elliott Describes Flooding, Rescues

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Flooding on U.S. 51 in the Village of Tangipahoa, La. Heavy rains have caused rivers to crest in Louisiana and neighboring Mississippi, closing schools and roads and stranding residents. Courtesy of Louisiana Department of Transportation hide caption

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Baton Rouge police block Airline Highway after police were shot in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday. Several law enforcement officers were killed and several injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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Members of the Living Faith Christian Center congregation sing a hymn at a prayer vigil for Alton Sterling on Thursday. Sterling, 37, was shot and killed on Tuesday outside a convenience store where he was selling CDs. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Mom Asks: Who Will Unlock Murdered Daughter's iPhone?

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